Satyricon hosts the opening night of Varla Jean Merman’s “A Little White Music”

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Varla Jean Merman in "A Little White Music"

Varla Jean Merman’s “A Little White Music”
Thursday, November 3 at 8:00pm
Cafe Istanbul, 2501 St. Claude Avenue
Tickets: $25 donation

Clear the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, ladies and gentlemen, there’s a great white chanteuse beaching herself in New Orleans! International superstar Varla Jean Merman is opening her jaws wide to take a big bite out of the American Songbook. With “A Little White Music”, this salty songbird strikes up a honky hit parade of the whitest material to hit your ears since the invention of the Q-Tip. Featuring unforgettable takes on forgettable favorites, Varla Jean will drag you down to the depths of your AM radio dial. Stick around after the show and get chummy with New Orleans’ favorite vanilla-scented vamp at a special reception.

Friday, May 6: A concert and reception with Well-Strung

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Well-StrungA night with Well-Strung
hosted by the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 8:00pm
Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue
Followed by a reception with the performers


Join the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon and producer Mark Cortale for an opening-night performance by the internationally acclaimed singing string quartet Well-Strung, directed by New Orleans’ own drag superstar, Jeffery Roberson (aka Varla Jean Merman). The four performers, who specialize in pairing classical compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach with pop hits by Adele, Taylor Swift, and Kelly Clarkson, will perform at Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue.

Tickets to this special performance include a post-performance reception with band members Edmund, Christopher, Trevor, and Daniel. Don’t miss it!


The New York Times recently raved about Well-Strung, calling them “a talented quartet of men that sings and plays string instruments and brilliantly fuses pop and classical music from Madonna to Beethoven.” They made their second appearance on The Today Show this past October, and the foursome has quickly gained international attention playing in London, Rome, and Vienna, as well as selling out venues all across the United States. Well-Strung’s new CD, titled “POPssical,” debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart and #9 on Billboard’s Classical Chart last fall. The album is available now at iTunes or on CD at CDBabyand features ten tracks including renditions of “Blank Space (Feat. Bach)” and “Royals (Feat. Palladio)” as well as the infamous ode to Hillary Clinton, “Chelsea’s Mom” as a bonus track.

Described as talented and seriously trained musicians, as well as hunky and gorgeous, Well-Strung is composed of first violinist Edmund Bagnell, second violinist Christopher Marchant, violist Trevor Wadleigh, and cellist Daniel Shevlin. The group was conceived by producer Mark Cortale and Christopher Marchant. They have received critical acclaim at New York’s prestigious Feinstein’s/54 Below and well beyond, from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London. They have performed recently at the Vatican in Rome, appeared on Watch What Happens Live, and they have also performed with artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Audra McDonald, and Deborah Voigt. For more information about Well-Strung, visit

March 24: The Second Annual Chris Owens Easter Party

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Join the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon for the second annual Chris Owens Easter Party! The fun begins at 7pm with complementary hors d’oeuvres, and New Orleans legend Chris Owens takes to the stage at 8pm for a show that you won’t soon forget.

Limited seating, click here to order today!

January 26: A fundraiser for the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon & our Mickey Gil Scholarship for NOCCA’s Musical Theatre students

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If you’d like to help us raise funds for a couple of great causes and enjoy a fantastic meal to boot, join us this Tuesday night, January 26, at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown (615 South Carrollton Avenue). Simply mention the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon, and a portion of your purchase will be used to fund the krewe’s charitable activities and our Mickey Gil Scholarship for young artists enrolled in NOCCA’s Musical Theatre program. Supporting great causes has never been easier — or more delicious!

January 22: Mystic Krewe of Satyricon’s 2016 Bal Masque, Le Bal Des Beaux Arts

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The Mystic Krewe of Satyricon’s 14th Bal Masque
Le Bal des Beaux Arts: A Night at the Museum
Hosted by Varla Jean Merman

Friday, January 22, 2016
Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center
8245 West Judge Perez Drive

Doors at 7pm, tableaux at 8pm
Dancing to follow
Formal attire/costumes and masking desired
Tables and single tickets are available: CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOURS

Join us for the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon’s 14th fabulous bal masque, Le Bal des Beaux Arts: A Night at the Museum. Single tickets and full tables are available. Doors at 7pm, tableaux begin promptly at 8pm. Formal attire/costumes and masking desired. Hosted by none other than Varla Jean Merman

Eventbrite - Mystic Krewe of Satyricon's 2016 Bal Masque: Le Bal Des Beaux Arts

Mystic Krewe of Satyricon’s 12th Night Ball featuring the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra and the Lagniappe Brass Band

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Mystic Krewe of Satyricon’s 12th Night Ball
featuring the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra
and the Lagniappe Brass Band

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 7pm
Cafe Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Avenue

Eventbrite - Mystic Krewe of Satyricon's 12th Night Ball, featuring the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra

Kick off the Carnival season with this very special 12th Night spectacular. You’ll be introduced to King and Queen Satyricon XIV and dance the night away to a performance by the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra, with the Lagniappe Brass Band. We’ll also have a king cake and crudites, a stellar silent auction, the official announcement of Satyricon’s bal masque theme, and the crowning of the King and Queen of 12th Night (chosen by a drawing from among the attendees)! Black tie or costume preferred. Cash bar.

A Performance & Party With Broadway Star Michael Cerveris & Seth Rudetsky

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A Performance & Party With Broadway Star Michael Cerveris & Seth Rudetsky
Monday, December 14 at 7:30pm
NOCCA, 2800 Chartres Street

Tickets: $125 (includes an afterparty with Michael and Seth at a private home)
Reserve yours by calling 504-723-8964

The Broadway at NOCCA series returns to New Orleans with a one-night-only performance by singer, guitarist, actor, and part-time New Orleanian Michael Cerveris. He’s won two Tony Awards to date — one for his performance in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, the other for one of the hottest tickets on Broadway right now, Fun Home. He’s also starred in Sweeney Todd, Passion, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Who’s Tommy, and countless others.

Join the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon in NOCCA’s Lupin Hall as Michael chats with SiriusXM radio star/Broadway know-it-all Seth Rudetsky. You’ll hear Michael talk about his life in show business, share a bit of backstage gossip, and perform some of his favorite songs. Afterward, you’re invited to join the Michael, Seth, and the Krewe for a reception at a private home!

December 5: Holidays At Harrah’s

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Holidays at Harrah's

A benefit for the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and PFLAG
(Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
December 5th at 8pm
Harrah’s New Orleans, 228 Poydras Street

Tickets: $35
Reserve yours by calling 504-723-8964

Join the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon for an outstanding benefit performance to support two of our favorite organizations: the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans and PFLAG.

This one-night-only event features some of New Orleans’ biggest talents, spanning the worlds of theatre, dance, cabaret, and burlesque, including: Becky Allen, Marshall Harris, Meredith Long, Reby Rae, with Carl Mack, Bella Blue, Angela McClue, Mason Joiner, Heidi Malner, Josh Carcabasis, Jordan Leggett, Aubrey Sinclaire and Jim WalpoleHoliday at Harrah’s includes a very special performance by the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans.

Holidays at Harrah’s includes some of your seasonal favorite tunes, including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “Carol of the Bells”, “Hard Candy Christmas”, and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”.

Tickets to the event are $35 and can be reserved by calling 504-723-8964. Order yours today!

Holiday at Harrah’s is led by musical director Steven Edwards and produced by Marshall Harris’ Artboy Productions.

November 22: Queen Satyricon XI hosts a “Live Beef Cake Cake Auction”!

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Queen Satyricon XI hosts an afternoon of “hanky panky” fun at Grandpre’s, 824 North Rampart Street, from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday November 22, 2015. Proceeds benefit the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon’s bal Masque XIV.

The Saints don’t play but that doesn’t mean we can’t. Come out in your best bandana-inspired attire and join the Krewe as we present an all-you-can-eat buffet and a “Live Beef Cake Cake Auction“, just in time for your Thanksgiving guests. The sweets up for grabs include Ken GrandPre’s Red Velvet Cake; Todd Blauvelt’s White Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake and Honey Cake with Carmelized Pears; June Pennick’s 7up Cake; Will Antill’s German Suprize; Kevin’s German Chocolate Cake; Rip and Marsha’s Bread Pudding; and an undisclosed sweet sensation by Michelle Harris. There will be many more by auction time, and we promise there will be NO STORE BOUGHT CAKES!

Please join us for a $10.00 donation to the Mystic Krewe of Satyricon.

November 14: Becky Allen, Marshall Harris, and Jim Walpole present “Livin’ New Orleans: Hot, Wet & Naughty”

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Livin' New Orleans

Becky Allen, Marshall Harris, and Jim Walpole perform their hit show, “LIVIN’ NEW ORLEANS, HOT…WET…& NAUGHTY”, as a special fundraiser for The Mystic Krewe of Satyricon. Join Becky and Marshall — our King & Queen Satyricon XIII — for a night of music and laughs.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8pm
Mag’s Cabaret Club
940 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans
Tickets: $20
Reserve yours by calling 504-723-8964